Help is at hand to keep track of possessions

Help is at hand to keep track of possessions

Owning more than one home stocked with classy stuff - couture clothing, expensive artworks, vintage jewellery - might sound like a dream. But for people who jet between homes, travel a lot or have sizeable collections, keeping track of what is where can be a burden.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 4:39am

Liberal studies leave no room for thinking

Our public education system may be beyond reform. Every attempt at reform either ends up accentuating the very features we were trying to change or making life worse for teachers and students. Take, for example, the new liberal studies curriculum, a signature programme of the government's dismal, decade-old education reform.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Life on the flip side

Ah Kim isn't an orphan, but most of the time he lives like one. Throughout his childhood, he has either lived in a children's home, stayed with a diehard clubber auntie on the mainland, or been left home alone by his mother, who works as a cashier at a massage parlour and doesn't get home until midnight.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A new bag of clicks

Getting the city's often reticent college students to raise their hands and share ideas can be tough, but the assistant dean of engineering at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Wilton Fok Wai-tung, is finding more of a buzz at his lectures these days. And it stems largely from iClass, a new application for smart mobile devices that has made classroom interaction a breeze.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A deeper look at movies

Movies are more than just entertainment and a way to relax, according to a group of gifted secondary school students who took a course at the Hong Kong Baptist University's department of English language and literature.

The Film Art and Culture course, which ran from July 15 to 24 at the university, comprised five four-hour lessons.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Back to schools

All over the world school guides are often bestsellers. In Hong Kong, their popularity is also driven by a lack of authentic information from official sources. This is despite the fact that the Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) scheme assumes that parents make informed choices of schools for their children.

13 Dec 1999 - 12:00am